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Record Number: 12723


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Drew my chair to the door, sat down in the sun, and spent an hour or two in reading the "Merry Wives of Windsor". Thank God for Shakespeare at any rate. Baron Lefroy cannot sentence Shakespeare to death, nor so much as mulct him for damages, though I am told he deserves it for defamation of character, in the case of Sir John Falstaff.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 May 1848

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Cork
specific address: Spike Island (prison) Cork Harbour
other location: in his prison cell

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

John Mitchel

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason

Religion:

Presbyterian family

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Shakespeare

Title:

Merry Wives of Windsor

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12723

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12723, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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